News & Events

Open House

Open House During the Summer Change of Time (5pm – 6pm)
The Open House will be held on a Monday evening between 5pm and 6pm, at St Augustine’s Church, Heelands. MK13 7PL. This is an opportunity to deal with administrative tasks such as booking baptisms or weddings, signing school forms and passports. There is no need to make an appointment just pop along between 5pm and 6pm where one of the team will be able to help you.

From September the Open House for the Cluster parishes will take place at Christ the King, Kent’s Hill, MK7 6HQ 

Welcome Back Fr Richard

It is a great joy to be able to welcome Fr Richard back with us from Ghana for the summer holidays after a break for the last few years because of the pandemic. Fr Richard will be with us for August whilst some of the other priests go away for a break. Please make him welcome! Anniversary 

Fr Stanley

As you will have heard, Fr Stanley is moving to a new parish in Northampton at the end of August. This means that Fr Emmanuel will be the parish priest at St Augustine’s and that Fr Francis and Fr Maria will be responsible for the other five parishes within the cluster.
This will obviously require some practical changes to our structures, some of the initial changes in September will include:

The offices will move to Christ the King in Kents Hill
Fr Maria will live in the presbytery at St Edward’s 
There will no longer be Mass on Saturday at 6.30pm at St Edward’s or Sunday evening at Cranfield University.

What the new arrangements will mean in detail will become clearer as time goes by, so we’ll all need to be patient with each other whilst things settle.

New St Barnabas Cluster Structure From September 2022

As you heard last week, Fr Stanley is moving to a new parish in Northampton at the end of August. This means that Fr Emmanuel will be the parish priest at St Augustine’s and that Fr Francis and Fr Maria will be responsible for the other five parishes within the cluster.

This will obviously require some practical changes to our structures, some of the initial changes in September will include:

The offices will move to Christ the King in Kents Hill
Fr Maria will live in the presbytery at St Edward’s 
There will no longer be Mass on Saturday at 6.30pm at St Edward’s or Sunday evening at Cranfield University.

What the new arrangements will mean in detail will become clearer as time goes by, so we’ll all need to be patient with each other whilst things settle.

 Tea & Coffees after 11am Mass

Coffee & Teas after 11 am Mass in Village Hall every Sunday

Visiting the Holy Land

St Barnabas Pilgrimage To The Holy Land
We are arranging a cluster pilgrimage to the Holy Land next year between 17th and 25th March 2023, with five nights in Bethlehem and three in Nazareth. The cost of £1,395 includes flights, tour guides and half-board accommodation. For full details please email Mick Fagan at michael.fagan@btinternet.com 

Rest in Peace

Please remember in your prayer all those who have died recently and those whose funerals take place in the next few weeks:

Joseph Cassidy – Tuesday 23rd August at 10.30am at St Mary’s

Eternal rest grant unto them oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them may they rest in peace, Amen.

Bereavement Support Group Woburn Sands

4th Tuesday every month 1.30pm to 3.30pm St Mary’s Church Hall

Money Matters

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A number of people have once again enquired about ways in which they can support the work of our parishes financially during this time. You can do so in one of three ways:

(1) STANDING ORDER VIA YOUR OWN BANK
You can set up a standing order for donations to your parish using either your on line bank account or in branch. The information required to make the donation is as follows:

Bank: NatWest
Sort Code: 60-06-11
Account Name: 46898093
Account Name: Northampton Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust
Payment Ref: **Please enter the Parish Name and Area**

 (2) CALL THE FINANCE OFFICE AND DONATE OVER THE PHONE

Every Tuesday between 10am – 4pm, a member of the Diocesan Finance Team will be available for you to donate to one of our Parishes over the telephone. To donate simply call 01604 712065 with your debit or credit card details. The money will go directly to the parish that you designate.

(3) ONLINE DONATION

It is possible to donate online using the link below and specifying the Parish that you wish to donate in both the “Leave a Message” section and the “Leave your name / nickname” sections. This will ensure that any donations will go towards the Parish you wish to support. Link

ONLINE FORM for CHURCH GIVING: It saves time and is safer if you can set up on line giving.  For more information about secure giving click here

PLEASE EMAIL ITEMS TO: office@mk-cluster.co.uk. DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: 3pm Wednesday.

 

Message From Pope Francis